According to comments made by Jim Ross recently, AEW will debut on television this October. When they do, JR says it will be on a network wrestling fans won’t have a problem finding.
Here is what Ross had to say during a recent interview with WFAN Radio.
“[AEW] is overwhelming for me,” J.R said. “To be 67 years old and be anointed the voice of a brand that’s gonna be debuting in October on national television on a major cable network, which can’t be named now. When people hear what network we’re going on, they’re gonna be doubly excited. It’s a network we can all find.”
Jim Ross on AEW TV
Jim Ross was announced as being on the AEW commentary team in addition to being named a senior advisor for the new promotion. He spoke about why he decided to sign with All Elite Wrestling this week on his podcast.
“At some point in your life, you will understand that you are on that back nine,” said Ross. “And you’ve done more things in your life, to date, than you have the time left to do more tomorrow.”
He would continue to say that ever since his wife Jan died he gets lonely and prefers to stay busy.
“And our tomorrows are never guaranteed, right? My point is, I just needed to be involved. I needed to be on the team, I want to play. I want to contribute.”
Ross also spoke about how he is looking forward to being in a mentorship role with AEW.
“One of the great joys of my entire career was recruiting, mentoring, and signing talents,” JR continued. “Now, I don’t have any idea if I’m going to be doing all that. My title is Senior Advisor. But I can converse with talent. I can address talent’s issues. I can be that mentor.”